If You’re Seeing the Warning Signs, Now Might Be the Right Time for a New ERP
Let me tell you a story.
Once upon a time, not that long ago, a very motivated person had a very good idea. Over time, that idea germinated into a plan – and the very motivated person found themselves running a business. The business struggled a bit and had its ups and downs, but overall, the business grew. And then, suddenly, it stopped growing.
Do you know the rest of this story?
Truthfully, there are two options for the tale at this point: (A) The business continued to plateau until eventually its competitors caught up and surpassed it, or (B) the business figured out what was stopping its growth, fixed the issue, and continued on an amazing trajectory.
We like option B much, much better, which is why we’re providing this handy white paper, all about how to identify warning signs of business slowdowns and then solve the problem by identifying challenges and choosing a new solution to remedy them.
Download the white paper, “Growing Pains: What to Do When You’ve Outgrown Small Business Accounting Software,” to get an unbiased assessment of how you can ensure long-term tech stability in your growing company.
Why Does the Right Accounting System Matter?
We’ll let you in on an industry secret here: most good accounting systems offer similar financial capabilities because, well, they’re for accounting. There’s only so much an accountant needs.
And when your business was smaller, you didn’t need very much either – just some help tracking your numbers accurately, or a program that your accountant would be happy using to track those numbers for you.
But times have changed. While in the past, it made sense for your business to focus solely on an accounting solution because profitability was your key concern, these days you have a lot more to pay attention to:
- Customer satisfaction
- Employee productivity
- Clear business insight that improves agility
- Job costing, inventory management, or other specialized tracking
- Workforce management and payroll streamlining
And that’s only the beginning.
If your business is a certain size, yet you still have a large number of disparate programs managing your various operational needs, you’re wasting time exporting and importing data back and forth. You’re also probably missing out on critical information that’s falling through the cracks.
At this point, you need more than an accounting system, you need a full-fledged ERP.
Learn How to Select the Right ERP
Though you’ve spent a few years (or decades) building up your industry expertise, you haven’t taken much time to investigate the many software options you have available for your growing business.
That’s where this white paper comes in handy.
In this in-depth white paper, you’ll get clear, understandable, jargon-free explanations of the step-by-step process that will help you find the right ERP system for your needs.
You’ll find out about:
- Key indicators that show you’re ready to move away from small business accounting software
- How to create a system needs analysis like the professional software consultants do
- How to calculate an accurate, comprehensive ROI
Get In-Depth Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions
In addition to the initial selection help you would expect from a white paper, this paper goes above and beyond by offering clear answers for important questions that will come up during your ERP selection journey.
Questions and answers include:
- When to look for a new system
- What you can truly expect from your new ERP solution (spoiler alert: it won’t be perfect out of the box)
- What to look for to ensure your new system meets your long-term needs
- Why mistakes and limitations in software are critical to your selection process
- Which high-tech features can save you time and money (and which are just useless bells and whistles)
- How and when to run a software demo
- Where else you should look for critical information on options for your new ERP
- What to do about your old data and old hardware
- Why you’ll want to avoid RFPs if at all possible
The white paper also includes counterintuitive tips for evaluating your options and determining your requirements, along with an easy-to-read chart that helps you understand how specific ERP features will actually impact your business departments day to day.
The Info You Need – Right Here
This white paper is packed with helpful information that’s sure to give your growing company clarity and perspective on the process of selecting a new ERP, so you can overcome the warning signs of your old accounting solution.
Even if your company’s been using ERP for years, you may be surprised at what you can learn in this white paper. It really is that good.
If you’re ready to learn how you can assist your growing business toward its happily-ever-after moment (and well beyond) with a new ERP, you’re ready to download the white paper, “Growing Pains: What to Do When You’ve Outgrown Small Business Accounting Software.”